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Blog entry by stefang posted 1750 days ago 1349 reads 0 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Patron’s blog on his RAS jigs inspired me to write this blog.

As we all know, most motorized tools (and some hand tools too) require jigs to insure safety, accuracy, and speed for many tasks. To me, good jigs are at the top of the wish list when it comes to shop equipment. With that in mind, I wonder if it would be possible for LJ to have an exclusive place just for jig posts? Having jigs in one place would make it a lot easier to find all the good ideas out there. I would bet such a category would be very popular with the members.

It would be interesting to know if there are others who agree with me on this subject. And of course Martin who would know if this is feasible and practical.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.



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woodisit

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#1 posted 1750 days ago

I agree, one the great things about LJ’s you always find someone has found an easier way to do it!

-- Woodisit

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patron

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#2 posted 1750 days ago

im working on a jig design ,
that makes jigs !

i’m still in the early stages ( it’s 3:15 a.m. now ) ,
but by sunup should have a finished piece .
unless i decide to eat first ,
then it may take till noon !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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dustbunny

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#3 posted 1750 days ago

Great idea Mike !!
I’m sure Martin could make this happen.

Lisa

-- Imagination rules the world. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~ http://quiltedwood.com

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stefang

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#4 posted 1750 days ago

Woodworking is a lot more important than food David, so please just keep at it until you’re finished. In all the crime novels the police work around the clock without breaks and I am sure you can too. If not, you might want to take some lessons from Larry.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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patron

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#5 posted 1750 days ago

that gives me hope ,
i think i see a star ,

at the end of the universe !

something else to work towards .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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cabinetmaster

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#6 posted 1750 days ago

I think someone suggested this months ago. But I am behind you 100% on this topic. Martin, Are you listening….........LOL

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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Craftsman on the lake

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#7 posted 1750 days ago

My guess is that a special jig posting area won’t happen. Two reasons why. One is requests for special posting areas have been given for various things. Over time it makes for a fractured website that is overly complex. Second, All one has to do is do a search for ‘jigs’. It’s like you made your own jig website area. And if people used tags properly when they post then Jigs would be found easily. Moreover, if you specify ‘tennoning jig’ it saves you sifting through them all to find what you want.

So, we’ve got the capability of your request already built into LJ’s.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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rtb

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#8 posted 1750 days ago

I have to agree that really we already have this. If you jig is posted as a project it can be located by using the index on the left side of the project page. Tagging is a must, and allows the reference to be listed it several different areas if that is appropriate.

-- RTB. stray animals are just looking for love

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stefang

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#9 posted 1750 days ago

You are right Craftsman on the Lake and RTB. I tried it out and it works! Thank you very much. The problem is that many don’t know how to use the website properly, and obviously I am one of them. See, even at my age you can learn something new (and helpful) every day.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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a1Jim

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#10 posted 1750 days ago

You can also click on shortcuts(on LJs tool bar) projects and then scroll down on the left to Jigs.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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dustbunny

1149 posts in 1880 days


#11 posted 1750 days ago

Ahhhh
Jim, thanks I never knew that.
Lisa

-- Imagination rules the world. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~ http://quiltedwood.com

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#12 posted 1750 days ago

I agree Mike, It would be great if there was a jig spot that was fast and easy. If more people would use the tags the searches would work a lot better. Of the tags I see, things like “question” doesn’t address the issue of the post or “question” (s) :-((

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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Joe Lyddon

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#13 posted 1749 days ago

Here are a few…

http://www.woodworkstuff.net/woodidxjigs.html

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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stefang

12405 posts in 1919 days


#14 posted 1749 days ago

Thanks everybody for all the informative comments. I feel a little foolish after trying the search and finding so many fantastic jigs, but I hope the others who didn’t know about this will also get the benefit.

And thank you Jim for making it even easier with the shortcuts. With so many helpful people out there, I might get there yet!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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dustbunny

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#15 posted 1749 days ago

Hey Mike,
Don’t feel foolish- I learned a few tricks from your post, and I’m sure others did too.
Like proper tagging of projects, and search techniques.
There are no stupid questions….

Lisa

-- Imagination rules the world. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~ http://quiltedwood.com

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